This year TEFAF takes place between March 11 and March 19 at the MECC in Maastricht. It is sure to be a great week, made special by the mix of Old Master painting, antiques, design, jewellery and contemporary art.
We will be exhibiting about 40 mostly Dutch and Flemish works from the 16th and 17th centuries. The paintings that we are taking to Maastricht are wonderful and various: portraits and landscapes by various members of the Brueghel circle, glorious floral still-lifes by the likes of Jan van Kessel and Osias Beert the Elder; narrative paintings on Biblical or classical themes – among them a plummeting Icarus and apostle Paul, unhorsed on the Damascus road.
Among our selection there is a 16th-century German-school painting of an open book – so finely wrought that you could almost call it photo-realistic. Every handwritten word is there to be read, alongside illuminations and illustrations that include a scrap of music on a stave. And we have a captivating group portrait of the Madonna and Christ-child with St Elizabeth and the infant John the Baptist – enjoying each other’s company in a sage-green landscape.
These and all the other works are well worth seeing: do drop by if you are in Maastricht the second weekend of March.